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Visiting different communities, talking to the characters that make village life great.
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🔗 brokerage radio Gloucestershire Hi I'm Kate clock.
🔗 Welcome to the great Gloucestershire right trip today OK all about the history of
🔗 the market town of cultures in the Forest of Dean the town itself is relatively
🔗 small without knowing settlements of my land Broadwell colorway
🔗 and milk will over the next hour.
🔗 You'll hear about some of the murals which adorn the walls the film crews who have
🔗 descended in the area and the history of the town.
🔗 Let's start the program with Aubusson
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🔗 only really
🔗 your boss and I don't need a line here on B.B.C. Radio Gloucestershire.
🔗 We're hearing about cold food today for the great Gloucestershire a road trip.
🔗 It has a population of eight in the whole thousand people meaning it's the largest
🔗 community in the Forest of Dean.
🔗 Earlier I spoke to Janet Merritt from the cult area partnership about the history
🔗 of call feds heart I've been able to go back quite a way for you never wrote a book
🔗 for me ha. When I.
🔗 Moved to Kofi did eighty eight it was one of the first things I bought for the
🔗 forest bookshop.
🔗 Sarah has gone back through all the records he spent three
🔗 and a half years in Gloucester archives
🔗 and he came up with the earliest mention been in twelve seventy five boxes just
🔗 mentioned sero Can we just say who he is cassette people who have driven past the
🔗 Sarah hearts operator. But he was Sarah. He worked for the Forestry Commission.
🔗 And he became one of the very diverse new venture the chairman of the very
🔗 and which is why the Sara Hart abberation is mentioned is named after him
🔗 but he worked in forestry for years and years.
🔗 And I soon got to know sero I actually ended up buying two copies of his book
🔗 because a lot and the first one.
🔗 How dare I to somebody else first will cost me seventy five pounds the second one
🔗 cost me eighty four I understand it's now about three hundred.
🔗 I'm not sure if you can get a signed copy of his work use Rico you know is really a
🔗 little pore and document about Cofer at the time.
🔗 So what we came back from seventy five.
🔗 Mention is coal board. C.E.O. Well the R.J.
🔗 and People still say covert. Now we believe.
🔗 Thirty probably came from a Ford and a pack horse bridge.
🔗 Because it was formed from the confluence of three streams.
🔗 So anybody knowing the area a five acre upon the garridge there.
🔗 The first stream is from there called Thurston's broke the second stream not quite
🔗 so well named was called slots for.
🔗 We don't know why
🔗 that came down from crossways on the mamba throwed under third was from coal way
🔗 known as a whole breath. So far for all came.
🔗 Together to form a triangle
🔗 and then run away from the time as the white cliff broke.
🔗 When we were talking earlier I said to you about drainage
🔗 and the how of what Cliff broke was the time. So where for years.
🔗 So well that's unbelievable isn't it until not
🔗 that long ago sixty seventy years ago in the fifty years.
🔗 The brook was actually pulling said people to have septic tanks by then
🔗 and things are.
🔗 But basically a funding games in CO for they had a gentleman who used to go round
🔗 with a horse and cart and collect the night soil.
🔗 From the market lows and thanks to his way the factory
🔗 when it opened up at the top of the hill here growing black pearl lovely story
🔗 that was fertilized by what you've been taking up from people's houses that's an
🔗 interesting little one there
🔗 and just to make it clear this is a right being a factory
🔗 that you're talking about we are talking about what became the robin of archery
🔗 Carter's a covert came from Bristol and they started growing the black areas here.
🔗 Then later on the black currents were being imported we had something known as the
🔗 black current train which until I lived in Cofer I did not understand what it was
🔗 about until my nights were taken up with the noise of lorries coming back coming
🔗 back with them in the middle of night bringing the black currents to coal fired.
🔗 Known as the black current trailing current train Yes amazing isn't that.
🔗 Well they needed to be fertilized by the people a whole further
🔗 that is the problem wasn't it.
🔗 So if we didn't have serious here until the fifty's What about electricity.
🔗 I haven't got a taste for electricity
🔗 but we did have a gas board here at one time the gas works was just down in new
🔗 land straight just down below the Baptist chapel and
🔗 that was founded in the town as a culvert gas company
🔗 that was Janet Merritt from the culprit area partnership will be hearing from
🔗 County. I wrote about the community events in cold blood
🔗 and surrounding areas after music from Kuhn the gang and get down on it.
🔗 If you come down on it.
🔗 A.B.C. Radio glass the shack that was cool in the gang and get down on it.
🔗 That's now hey for Raj if you're a cult residents of thirty years
🔗 and counselor who was organize an event to celebrate the social history of program.
🔗 Roger describes why it's important to involve people to share than memories the
🔗 great gloss to show right straight. The first two words.
🔗 I suppose is more of a special that people recognize
🔗 and it was started as a partnership with the forest book shop which sadly we've
🔗 And a combination of changing fortunes in publishing tried in the last of the book
🔗 shop. We've developed into much more of a community thing.
🔗 And so to focus
🔗 that I've got in front of me a just a tiny handful of photographs that people.
🔗 Added to Akhilesh And we you have the ties the idea don't as a community history of
🔗 Broadwell and then invite him to come in and with their stories and memories
🔗 and photographs and so as a group of men here look like there are.
🔗 Athletes I think in vested strength and as a team
🔗 but I haven't got the details of this one.
🔗 Unfortunately we did get a wonderful photograph of a women's football team in
🔗 Broadwell. That was dated nineteen forty seven forty I
🔗 and a woman brought in who was a mama's star the same and she was really Cain
🔗 that became part of the history that
🔗 that was shared so on the tenth of July after a number of weeks we had over a
🔗 wonderful. Rationing of all ideas coming into to share things
🔗 and people as it were brought a new photograph first look at what's been lovely
🔗 about a lot of this photograph is about a half dozen young women probably nine year
🔗 old I think they were a Norman come in said that's me.
🔗 And she's in the seventy's now and she gave us a list of every single person in
🔗 So this is a shot of them didn't appear a lesson in the broad world line in school
🔗 which no longer exists but it does exist in many many people's memories
🔗 and their childhood experiences and it's that sense of history that
🔗 that you don't want to always be looking back but you want to value that past
🔗 and also look at what's what's happened to it
🔗 and how people now see their lives in the local community many years later
🔗 and I think
🔗 that was touched upon as well as a sense of what's the future about how do we meet
🔗 up more often to talk about these stories and these these photographs
🔗 but also what we think about the way things are now you know the way things we'd
🔗 like to be brought was you know the economy abroad well is inches about the fifty's
🔗 and sixty's or about. Twenty shops. There's not one now.
🔗 Yet there's more housing there so that doesn't make sense. You know.
🔗 So this is like bringing together a social history of people's memories of
🔗 Broadwell and the people listening who are saying hang on I thought your age.
🔗 It was cultures can we just play interesting back to where Broadwell is in relation
🔗 to culture that. Well the Tanach ULFA is a ball.
🔗 It's a bit like a model of the Forest of Dean
🔗 or any which is a ball with the coals on one leg.
🔗 So you can always go down to get into the middle a culvert but around the outside.
🔗 There's what's called It's been called the ring. I suppose.
🔗 And as a series of communities are all.
🔗 Clean cut all the way around the edge of culvert so Broadwell's no more than five
🔗 minutes away. Really it's a mile.
🔗 Well guess the most
🔗 and it's one of a number of communities I think in some cases
🔗 when covered looks self it looks tends to look at the bigger things
🔗 that happen in the town center lot with the music festival. We had.
🔗 The series of events the there's the clock tower
🔗 and all the historical buildings that gathered in the town center.
🔗 But on the outside the smaller communities.
🔗 There's just as much history is just as not often celebrated.
🔗 Let's talk about the taste and tales is that what is called Taste and tales.
🔗 Yet it was it was a can't remember.
🔗 Honestly where the idea was a partnership between the culture official words
🔗 and the lively service and we're really pleased.
🔗 That's been a partnership over a number of years
🔗 and fashion where sculpted still holds the record profit library has more events
🔗 per year than any other library in the county.
🔗 So really proud of that
🔗 and those events quite different to the National Library Day National Storytelling
🔗 day. Well but not all these things are always in some way celebrated
🔗 and the taste in tiles is become a regular event now over the last year
🔗 and it just brings people together with a sense of coming to share stories
🔗 and food which he says you know works really well has of a positive thing.
🔗 And so you get to hear a story behind a recipe
🔗 or behind the gradients in the food and then you get to taste it
🔗 and then have a chat about what was what was your favorite and things like that
🔗 and it's become a lovely Sharon again of people I think who probably wouldn't
🔗 otherwise meet. I think this is the call. If anything at the low things.
🔗 So she sings
🔗 that we've been doing is bringing people together who don't have any existing
🔗 Jane who's who's a region from to fund the she much let me not be wrong
🔗 but she was a cook for about thirty years
🔗 and she introduced some sense Scottish dishes and nobody heard Kranach in.
🔗 Some place but it's rich cream with strawberries and.
🔗 Some wheat soaked in whiskey.
🔗 Yeah that's those that was the you know small doses and stuff but
🔗 that lovely thing and she brought in a black Bond which is like a huge.
🔗 Polly and they just sort of new years. So the bright tree. She's in Scotland.
🔗 So I'd never heard of them.
🔗 But if she'd been a lovely exchange of things and when
🔗 and where we're working towards how to host some visits from different cultures so
🔗 we know in the future. As part of the justices.
🔗 Well community refugees there are going to be some Syrian families coming to live
🔗 in the first day in and where we work
🔗 and we've got Rush the refugee organization based in Gloucester to make connections
🔗 with those families and invite them into events like Tyson time so
🔗 that we can all share cultures even more and the food
🔗 that comes with.
🔗 That was what you go is talking about the community history of Broadwell which can
🔗 be seen online very soon visits W.W.W. Dot the culprit Hobb dot inside.
🔗 Next we'll hear from puzzle would after the filing in Cannibals.
🔗 She drives me crazy.
🔗 Finding cannibals she drives me crazy here on B.B.C.
🔗 Radio Gloucestershire Hi I'm Katy Clark
🔗 and we're visiting culvert for the road trip.
🔗 Now one place that has been put on the international film set map is puzzle word
🔗 and that's because some of the scenes a Star Wars the fourth awakens were filmed in
🔗 the ancient I know mines. Now covered in mud down a puzzle but to find out more.
🔗 I met Helen O'Kane the managing director of the great Gloucestershire rights read.
🔗 Let's go for a little walk through the woods through puzzler woods which is
🔗 exciting. Which is dropping down into.
🔗 A dark area and down some steps and immediately.
🔗 You just feel like you're in a magical world.
🔗 Tell me about the source of rock formation How did it all begin the geology of it
🔗 you know.
🔗 Well these are Scouts which are pretty unique before sitting very very lucky to
🔗 have this collection here and there underground lines
🔗 and caves so this area here was naturally has been actually roses away to natural
🔗 ocean and the morning here is well.
🔗 And then in Roman times and probably yeah I remember
🔗 that time they say maybe you know possibly maybe even more we know Romans
🔗 definitely because three thousand Roman coins way.
🔗 Unfortunately there's very little documentation about the site.
🔗 Definitely the Romans
🔗 and possibly before three thousand women calling for a phone to tell me about that.
🔗 I don't know a great deal to pass it. We know they were.
🔗 Around in three or somewhere jobs where they went on to after
🔗 that we're still unsure.
🔗 We think they went to the local museums but we can't track them
🔗 and we sadly haven't found any more which we have a little walk a page
🔗 that matter which way we go ahead.
🔗 Can you choose any way to go and know
🔗 that that's the piece about PAS where there's one way in and one way out.
🔗 Splits off in three different directions it wiggles off here there
🔗 and everywhere and it kind of comes together at the back.
🔗 But that's that's the beauty of it. So the case that were then.
🔗 Explored for I know.
🔗 Yes that's right mind but I know
🔗 and you can see as you walk through he can see where the rocks have been cut away
🔗 in chipped away of the sea last few years
🔗 and seven years I've been here told one centimeter gap are now.
🔗 About six seven centimeters whiter is a changing environment the trees grow in
🔗 split through the rock face the rocks
🔗 and also the weather we've had in the last few years we've had two very cold
🔗 winters and that causes a lot of Roshan to the word itself
🔗 and because the trees are so thick.
🔗 There isn't much natural light that gets through and is
🔗 that why it causes all the moss to grow over them.
🔗 Yeah it's a perfect environment for Moss We have the tree canopy almost completely
🔗 throughout the year obviously
🔗 and in the summertime it's much much thicker than the wintertime
🔗 but the generally is the canopy all the way through bar a few places where we've
🔗 lost a few trees and we have a pocket sunlight.
🔗 And then all the roots of the trees so says.
🔗 Meandering down through the rocks making it look like it's the trees
🔗 that are holding the rocks together.
🔗 Yes they are in many cases they help make you see a challenging environment hence
🔗 why we have to ask people to stay on the path.
🔗 For their own safety and also to protect it is an ancient woodlands
🔗 and we're very conscious of facts.
🔗 So do you get some really unusual plants growing here like all kids
🔗 and things we do have a few flowering plants.
🔗 All kids included
🔗 but generally the most Listen the phones the grow in this environment height of the
🔗 season at the moment fear you know if they know August.
🔗 What to people come and see here a possible. Beauty of it.
🔗 I mean it's just magical when you come in like you're stepping into another world.
🔗 That's why the film crews love it.
🔗 That's why our public love it because from the outside.
🔗 You have no idea what's inside and that's what makes it so special. Yeah.
🔗 One minute we're outside in the car park and you've got goats negotiate
🔗 and lots of different animals
🔗 and then you go through it was like a tiny little wooden doorway.
🔗 No there's no door in it.
🔗 So just like a little archway
🔗 and here we are in this deep dark green green woodland you mention
🔗 that the film crews love it. Come on then tell and Hussein here.
🔗 We've had a number of television dramas so you merlin Atlantis doctor here
🔗 and there we've had three movies here now Jack the Giant Slayer Star Wars
🔗 and the Huntsman. And you can now confirm officially that Star Wars the field.
🔗 I can say this song has been here yes
🔗 and it's bringing visitors from all over multigenerational as well which is lovely
🔗 and really put this on the international map as an area and destination
🔗 and did I ask you about Star Wars in the other films I mean do they come to you
🔗 and say who's been here
🔗 and what was filmed they do ask who's been here what was filmed exactly where
🔗 things happen.
🔗 We don't dogs I want to information of him in the leaves here they come in costume
🔗 they come with light savers. Yeah it's fantastic.
🔗 How does it work in terms of you as a business having a whole film set
🔗 or whole film crew descend on you for a couple of months.
🔗 When it's challenging we've got used to it now
🔗 and actually the because the crew the easiest is believe it
🔗 or not because they have the resources behind them. It's extremely well planned.
🔗 She she turns the sometimes two years in advance so we know what exactly
🔗 but it's not.
🔗 You know I'm going to ask you how
🔗 is Helen OK managing director of full puzzle would hearing about some of the
🔗 amazing meal for a city next after Dusty Springfield.
🔗 You don't have to say.
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🔗 hundred eighty
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🔗 hey he does the
🔗 spring fails he don't have to say you love me here on B.B.C.
🔗 Radio gloss the show a coming up very same music from Abba
🔗 and snake show self all we've heard about the history of coal fired how it was
🔗 mentioned as cold bold with a very in the twelve hundreds.
🔗 We've heard about puzzle would in the eye
🔗 and always of meaning I am making fired by choco had taken place a centuries before
🔗 the eighteenth century later we'll hear about the prisoners of war camp situated
🔗 just outside of the town sent to join the second world war.
🔗 Now they say from Tom cousins culverts mural painter
🔗 and community author.
🔗 The great Gloucestershire right Sharan if you drive on the far sitting you cannot
🔗 help but see Toms all because it just pops up.
🔗 How does it feel for you driving on the far east may just.
🔗 Let me see some of your work on and I House that C. Know your candor.
🔗 Well I just just get used to it.
🔗 Fades into the wall paper actually hardly seems about what you think it is about
🔗 the forcing people who want to express their voice on the side of the house because
🔗 we're not just talking about pretty murals here although they are pure prissy in
🔗 whatever way you want to view them but they also also have an underlying issue.
🔗 Yeah with the government keeps making really unpopular decisions for the first day
🔗 and like be selling off of the public forestry state or
🔗 or fracking in the Forest of Dean and with issues like
🔗 that ninety percent of people are so hostile to it.
🔗 That anyone is going to feel comfortable with a mural on their wall because if
🔗 someone complains everyone else will just say shutter hop. So it's sort of like.
🔗 You know any issue which has got a universal disapproval rating is just going to
🔗 people. People are going to feel very comfortable having a mural
🔗 and they will show I've been doing a series for hands of a forest
🔗 and now I'm doing a series of anti fracking you know.
🔗 Can you describe some of them for those people who haven't been over here
🔗 and haven't seen them. Well style.
🔗 I try to make them look nice and not too aggressive.
🔗 So that they're not to confront Haitian or for everyday living
🔗 and also try to have the political slogans or whatever.
🔗 Slightly separate from the main image so
🔗 that once the campaign's over people would be able to paint out the political image
🔗 and be left over with say a wild boar or it here or and whatever.
🔗 An interesting way I've come to your home and just looking through your window.
🔗 I can see some of the murals
🔗 that I've seen around the forest again painted on your walls inside any.
🔗 Interior Wolves' What's this about if you're painting up scaffolding or a ladder
🔗 and it's a sort of image that you haven't done before
🔗 and you know the last thing you want to be doing is sort of teetering painting
🔗 stuff out actually got it wrong you want to get it right first time inning get off
🔗 the ladder.
🔗 But so what I tend to do is just give it a quick test paint first at home on the
🔗 wall. So all my walls
🔗 and they're covered so I'm every summer got a new mural I haven't done before.
🔗 Then I have to paint one out and start start again.
🔗 And if you don't like heights don't step into a sport because it feels like you're
🔗 stepping into the sky.
🔗 What do your family make of that again you just get used to it.
🔗 There's no escaping it with a really tough because a real rock a lot of people now
🔗 recognize the all art work do you feel is there an element of recognition
🔗 and fame either foisting Banksy. I I think I'm starting to get there.
🔗 His take is taken quite a long time
🔗 and because I don't travel outside of the forest very often I have to be the first
🔗 don't name that comes to mind if someone does one
🔗 and we really don't go looking for very long they just forget they've thought the
🔗 idea and stroll on. So you really need people to go.
🔗 Nothing to fancy neural time cousins he's the one.
🔗 And you're in the week we heard about the the broad well and celebration day
🔗 that they had recently to celebrate this social history.
🔗 Tell us about the work you've done abroad well. All right.
🔗 Yes during the war cemetery in prisoners of war was stationed abroad well.
🔗 And there was obviously a couple of good fresco painters
🔗 and plaster relief makers there so they decorated out the whole.
🔗 But since then it's kind of all fallen into it's all been whitewashed
🔗 and so they've been doing a lot of work revamping the Hawks it's got a lovely
🔗 sprung dance. Or and and which were mirrors for dance class and everything.
🔗 So they managed to find the money to get means try
🔗 and restore the painting of a sunset that went behind the people three D.
🔗 Plaster relief people
🔗 and then called Low leaf then the trouble was they were I couldn't find any
🔗 photographs of what it looked like so I was kind of I had to come.
🔗 I had to make it up so I just hope the Italians are sort of.
🔗 Happy with what I've done my haven't wrecked their work their ideas.
🔗 And that's an unusual piece of art
🔗 that you've been involved in which one might say.
🔗 Is more holistic Ochoa tell us about the Buchanan site and the thousand trees.
🔗 You know.
🔗 The Angus the Canon recreation ground there's about forty acres of field
🔗 and till now it's been largely just first sliced in the hay taken off but
🔗 that the profit on a is so small that it's sort of.
🔗 Insignificant really so I came up with an idea of planting.
🔗 I also do a bit of green wood work
🔗 and it's always a bit of an effort finding a tree
🔗 or a few bits of Hazel because you can't go to the Forestry Commission to the say
🔗 you know I'm got time to deal with you of it.
🔗 So I thought I'd plant up a working woodland which is basically about three hundred
🔗 a block of about three hundred Hazel.
🔗 So hopefully that's just enough for community groups to make some being poles
🔗 or hurdles
🔗 or whatever they want to make there's a block of about three hundred chestnut so
🔗 that hopefully in fifteen years' time
🔗 when they need a new fence we can just come down
🔗 and make fencing made out of their own chestnut and soon.
🔗 A couple stands of Oak Creek which I think the committee is looking for ideas the
🔗 using in two thousand and sixty five.
🔗 cousins call says Muriel pains and community says to me that now from the show
🔗 and wouldn't
🔗 know you've gotten
🔗 It is a it is a day
🔗 to be
🔗 at the very in the in a
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🔗 Apes the it's snake eyes show and wouldn't it be good here on B.B.C.
🔗 Radio Gloucestershire
🔗 and cultured is where we're visiting for the road trip now coal fired is situated
🔗 in a bowl shape with smaller settlements surrounding it.
🔗 The forest house hotel and soon the hill was once the home of David
🔗 and Robert mush it. The nineteenth century industrial pioneers.
🔗 Another notable Hill is Windows Hell which was one time to the second world war
🔗 prisoners of war as Janet merit from the cultured area partnership remembers with
🔗 some fondness the great Gloucestershire road trip.
🔗 Do you know anything about the prisoners of war can.
🔗 Tell me a little bit about
🔗 that I knew what his prisoners of war very well I was a little girl already hell.
🔗 The German prisoners of war were sent to the minors like the German prisoners of
🔗 war they worked hard.
🔗 Italian prisoners of war tended to be given work in the forestry cause they tended
🔗 to be a bit laid back. I was at school.
🔗 It would slide slide school
🔗 and we had the Italian prisoners of war working on the the culture.
🔗 Picking coal and doing various jobs like that we were in charge.
🔗 George and of course we did
🔗 and my sisters both had rings made by the Italian prisoners of war.
🔗 Some of the Italians stay here.
🔗 You're still come across names are a child in a rank of it
🔗 and obviously the camps were up. KUHL way.
🔗 It started off with the Pioneer Corps
🔗 and they the Polish people come in originally then it was extended to the Italians
🔗 and then the chairman and quite a few of them have stayed in the area.
🔗 The one I knew especially well came in where pluck penny pitch.
🔗 On routine heo. And he married the mine owners door check.
🔗 He had seen of swimming coach in Germany before he was formed
🔗 forced to join Hitler's army. I need became a coach at Gloucester bath.
🔗 So I knew how many My name is recorded whose name was name was really Heinz my Nike.
🔗 I knew him from when I was a little girl. Going on the back of a moped a mule.
🔗 And we used to go in in the leveller pit on the back of the animal.
🔗 And the can see mentioned there were a couple of coal way which is only half a mile
🔗 away from the town center
🔗 and called me back right up at the way know what is now the windows estate and
🔗 that was clear people were actually living in the Knysna hearts of the being left
🔗 behind. There was a chapel done by the Italians and
🔗 that was done in one of the nissen hearts during the Second World War The Italians
🔗 did work abroad well War Memorial Hall.
🔗 And they did the prissy new march you must go and look at
🔗 that because Tom Cousins has just.
🔗 Repainted the same we didn't have a photograph of the scene
🔗 but we knew it was supposed to be sunrise or sunset and Tom has redone
🔗 that one before picture for where exactly is it for people listening.
🔗 That is in the broader war memorial hall up at Broadway
🔗 or bridge that's a crossroads between North and South Road Broadwell
🔗 and the road going through from Cofer it's just the child's.
🔗 For people if they have never been cultured
🔗 and after listening to speeches perhaps like this
🔗 that what would you suggest they come
🔗 and where should they visit question if they stop
🔗 and have a pint listening to a cult is not huge
🔗 but lots many tens it's actually if you invest a bit of time
🔗 and you discover places that there are there's a good a good range of.
🔗 Cafes and and stuff and
🔗 and a good range of pubs loaded shrunk a bit in terms of numbers.
🔗 I mean that's how I come in on the picnic really
🔗 and think about spending the day just choosing to go
🔗 and see a few things I mean is around me and muses Houghton Fridays
🔗 and Saturdays the libraries a good place just a common
🔗 and just it's a lovely we're lucky with a quite a modern library so it's quite a
🔗 nice place just to rest and another look at the pipe road become Lionel old
🔗 or two's a book or something.
🔗 You know and I think libraries are of touch a key part of our communities
🔗 and I think it's really important that any any sniff
🔗 that they're under threat again as they do tend to be from year to year is really
🔗 important people value them in news.
🔗 And I think over the I mean people say it's the soul of the forest
🔗 and it's it's it's not far from lots of things.
🔗 So you can you can spend the day I mean you can being cultured
🔗 and you can walk five minutes and you're in the middle of the forest. You know.
🔗 And that's what's lovely about it. It's a bustling little town.
🔗 Struggling in some ways
🔗 but I think many places on a thing is just it's the pride of the place
🔗 that gives it its character level of forest communities I think you don't separate
🔗 the trees from the people.
🔗 There's a sense of belonging from both things
🔗 and I think that's what makes you a flavor of what you get from conference.
🔗 Budget your rate residence in Coldfoot for the last thirty is describing the
🔗 cultured residence very poetically
🔗 that you also heard John had merit from the Kofod Arey upon the ship.
🔗 These are now from
🔗 a radio glosa show a visiting call third fall this week so road trip ons in a time
🔗 when pubs are closing every week across the country one place bucking the trend is
🔗 the doghouse micro pub in coal fired to round off a road trip I popped into the pub
🔗 to chat to landlord and Iona Greg Danielle.
🔗 Concept the micro A is it's a small box
🔗 or specializes in real life
🔗 and all gone a little bit not because we do a selection of wines we're going to.
🔗 The tional siders while our main concentration is on reliables And do you have
🔗 local sales do you change oils every so often and have guest sales.
🔗 Well again because most a choice you know I could arrange
🔗 that we have the same ales in same beers in every week you know their favorites all
🔗 leave it to me
🔗 and a variation every week so we get people coming in saying what was our drinking
🔗 at the weekend. Sorry it's gone. So you know it is changes that quickly.
🔗 So what we've got at the moment. So are the moments we have a beer from nothing.
🔗 I'm not going very legend and Noyce traditional bitter.
🔗 We have a wonder from which would brewery which is hop south lawn so it's for the
🔗 Olympics is proved for the Olympics golden spicy beer.
🔗 And then we have coming up very soon a beer from bespoke
🔗 very goal and role.
🔗 We have that during the music festival and it is fluid so we're going to get
🔗 that back in again is our local spoke yes Michel be.
🔗 What sister and other dogs are allowed but children aren't.
🔗 Yes It's like an excuse for I don't see oh sort of a lot of pubs nowadays live
🔗 children in and along with the juke boxes.
🔗 People come here just for a quiet time a bit of me time
🔗 or as a lot of people do within five minutes they're talking to friends which
🔗 they've met in the book.
🔗 Where in a climate at the moment where many perhaps a closing.
🔗 But you're doing well you're succeeding what you think you're offering
🔗 that those pipes on. Again it's just a sort of need a in the market.
🔗 There's a lot of people who don't really want to go to the bigger lie out of pubs
🔗 with the juke boxes or the the kids around basically the slot machines T.V.
🔗 Screens and we're offering none of us. It's.
🔗 Small We specialize in beers and people like it.
🔗 What is it people come in
🔗 and generally ask for do they want to be surprised at the different types of beer.
🔗 Yes They they like the choice that we give them.
🔗 You know sort of in the week when we just dump the regulars coming in
🔗 and we do you limit the choice but come the weekend.
🔗 You know we can be turning over six eight ten barrels over the weekend
🔗 and every bar will be different. So it's again the people's choice.
🔗 And you say you a small puppy does not small. To me that what happened.
🔗 How many is busy
🔗 and this is surprising actually because you know what we get people coming in
🔗 saying or you know sort of
🔗 or you know very busy for fruit of course for the evening week we can have quite a
🔗 few people and you know we're not put numbers on it but it keeps me happy.
🔗 And calls with grateful events because the music festival
🔗 that you mentioned is the culture festival of words.
🔗 How does that impact on business
🔗 and fantastic can't live music festival was extraordinary.
🔗 This year we've also had sausage or nail.
🔗 We have the big screen on the square for the tennis finals
🔗 and all of it is actually bringing people into the center of call food which
🔗 hopefully then increases not only my trade but over traders as well.
🔗 And you and I all drink yourself. Yes. Hence the belly.
🔗 And what do you look for in a beer or you know I a traditional
🔗 and bitter is one of my favorites for us.
🔗 We also do more fruit winter months spent variety of states from different
🔗 Milk Spain from Bristol bear factory is one of the favorites at the moment so none
🔗 of this chemical rubbish this is all probably ale. Yes nothing chemically in how.
🔗 Landlord and I would all of the Dog House Greg.
🔗 Rounding off the great Gloucestershire ready trip to music now from Chevy Checa the
🔗 toy just.
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